Oaks Christian and Harvard Westlake moved up in the Week 4 MaxLax LA Boys Coaches Poll, giving the ranking a very different look than it has had in the last three seasons. For the first time in a very long time, Loyola does not hold one of the Top 3 spots in the ranking.

Palos Verdes — undefeated at 9-0 and facing IMG Academy on Monday — was a unanimous pick at No. 1, receiving all 24 first-place votes. Oaks Christian (8-0) is No. 2, and Harvard Westlake, which beat Loyola (4-4) last week, is No. 3. The Lions received 19 votes for second-place to Harvard Westlake’s four (Loyola received one second second-place vote). Oaks Christian beat Harvard Westlake 8-7 on March 1.

The other mover in the poll was St. Francis (6-4), which moved up three spots to No. 14 after knocking off Chaminade in overtime Saturday. The Knights were unranked in the preseason. Chaminade (5-4) dropped two spots after that loss and a lopsided defeat at Palos Verdes.

Brentwood (5-3) enters the rankings at No. 20, causing Santa Monica (5-5) to drop out.

2019 MaxLaxLA Top 20: Week 4

Rnk  Team                    Last wk
1.   Palos Verdes (9-0)         1
2.   Oaks Christian (8-0)       3
3.   Harvard Westlake (5-3)     4
4.   Loyola (4-4)               2
5.   Agoura (5-4)               6
6.   Westlake (4-3)             7
7.   Chaminade (5-4)            5
8.   Sierra Canyon (4-5)        9
9.   Oak Park (4-4)             8
10.  Mira Costa (6-2)          11
11.  Palisades (6-5)           10
12.  St. John Bosco (6-0)      12
13.  Crespi (3-6)              13
14.  St. Francis (6-4)         17
15.  Newbury Park (5-4)        14
16.  Thousand Oaks (3-6)       15
17.  San Marcos (4-0)          16
18.  West Ranch (7-2)          19
19.  Village Christian (4-6)   18
20.  Brentwood (5-3)            -

Also receiving Top 20 votes: Santa Monica (5-5); Peninsula (6-3); Hart (7-2); Simi Valley (7-2); Dos Pueblos (4-3); Redondo Union (4-6).

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